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Old 03-24-2015, 09:28 PM
angelk01 angelk01 is offline
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Default Port Wine Stain and Self-Conscious

Hi everyone. I'm suffering with very low self-esteem, shyness and social anxiety. I have always had great difficulty meeting people and still do to a large extent. I've always been self-conscious of my appearance and the way i look. People have said things to me about my PWS birthmark and have been pretty rude.

I graduated college not so long ago and haven't had a job since then as i've always been shy, self-conscious, very low in confidence and have severe social anxiety. My birthmark is on the right side of my face on my cheek. It covers my neck around the back which isn't visible as well as the top of my head. I always worry about looking ugly and unattractive as well as old. I'm a young lady from London. This is me here in the pics. I would appreciate your opinion on how i look about my birthmark and what age i look. Thank You

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Old 05-12-2015, 05:20 AM
cmannix cmannix is offline
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It's easy to lose self-esteem when you're self conscious about a birthmark, and maybe naturally shy. I don't know what's available in London.
I like watching other people's inspirational videos on YouTube, such as those found on our VBFChannel or Facebook page.
Also, some people feel better using concealing make-up, such as products from smartcover.com.

You look like a very caring and gentle person. Hope you can feel proud of yourself soon!
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